I usually really dislike going to Olympia as it is such a pain to get to. In the past I would, after arriving at Paddington, catch the District line to Earls Court, then wait an age for the tube to Olympia. Returning, there would usually be a bit of wait for a tube back to Earls Course (every 30 minutes) and then at Earls Course wait for the “right” train that would go to Paddington. The pain was the waiting, so what is only a 2 mile distance could take an hour or more to travel, probably quicker to walk!
This time, going to Learning Without Frontiers I decided to try a different approach. I took the District/Circle line to Notting Hill Gate, then the Central Line to Shephard’s Bush before crossing the road and catching the Overground to Olympia.
I was expecting a similar nightmare, but both my outgoing and return journeys were smooth, quick and not too much waiting. So the next time I have to make that trip to Olympia I will be taking the Overground.